Post # 1
I am already out of college and received an offer for an accountant position prior to graduation, but I’m curious about others who waited until after the diploma to look for employment. My fiance is still in school and will finish about 9 months after our wedding. I have to be honest and say that I’m a little bit worried because of the current state of our economy.
For polling purposes, I’m asking that you answer based on a job that is relevant to the degree that you graduated with. Also, if there are circumstances that may have affected the duration of your job-hunting period, I would love it if you mentioned that in a comment. =) Lastly, please let me know what your degree is in, how actively you searched, and what area you are living in now.
I look forward to your answers! =)
Post # 3
@smendoza912: I live in Canada… finished the degree almost 5 years ago now. I was working at a furniture/appliance store throughout university, and got a job at their head office right away (like literally the week after I got the degree). I hated it, but it gave me some much needed office experience. 3 months after that I got the job that I am in today (more related to degree, more money etc.). I got my job by networking and being a bit lucky. I knew a lady – I made a big effort to network w. her (in my last year of uni) and then I asked her if she had any openings and lo and behold there was one… came in for an interview, and then got it. The job has evolved over the past few years but I am in the same office.
Post # 4
@smendoza912: I am an accountant and also received a job prior to graduation
Post # 5
0-6 but definitely NOT my dream job………..
Post # 6
I am very fortunate to have accepted a job offer before graduation.
Post # 7
I had a degree in Child and Family Studies/Sociology. I looked forever for a job in non-profit. Never did work out but I got something similar-took two years though. In the mean time I worked retail jobs to make ends meet. I was also in the NJ/NJ area and it was right before/around when everything collapsed. Things seem to be much better now for a lot of fields. Good luck!
Sidenote: I was actively looking. I can’t even count the number (hundreds) of resumes/cover letters that i sent.
Post # 8
I took a job with the company I’d interned for and started the week after graduation.
Post # 9
@canarydiamond: I definitely had luck in getting the job offer as well. I’m scared that my fiance won’t have any luck because I took all of it. LOL
@h0ney: High five! Accountants are cool…although I may be biased. 😉
@meetmethere2013: Uh oh–sorry to hear that! What do you do, if you don’t mind me asking?
@VAwife: Me too. 🙂
@JenniferMm: Thank you! Glad you finally found something that worked for you.
Post # 10
@Ellegee: What was your degree in? And congrats! Same thing happened with me, except that I started full-time prior to graduation.
Post # 11
I started searching at the beginning of my final semester of classes. I got my offer on the day before graduation. So I spent about 4 months searching and applied for over 100 positions to get my job.
Post # 12
I started looking for a job before I graduated but didn’t find one until 10 months after graduation and I looked every single day until I got that offer. I graduated from college in 1991 and the first job I got was crappy, not at all what I wanted, and the pay was horrific but it was a job! 🙂
Post # 13
Thanks for posting this! I’m graduating this December and I just started applying for job and am super nervous about getting employed! I feel a lot better seeing that the majority of bees that took the poll got a job within 6 months!
Post # 14
@Mrs.KMM: Thank you for responding! What is your degree in?
@OctBride-2012: What recommendations do you have for those who are currently looking for employment?
@MsSorixo: I’m actually very pleasantly surprised by the results as well! 🙂 An early congrats on graduation–it’s such a big accomplishment, isn’t it?
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I answered your poll wrong… In December I will have graduated 2 years ago. I still don’t have a job in my current field. I started searching at the beginning of my final semester and stopped searching when I got an offer… But it’s not in my field of study (accounting/business admin).
Post # 16
i had a job prior to graduation. I didnt start until about 3 weeks after graduation because I needed to move back home and get settled.